Trent and Julian

Trent and Julian

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Clean Up!!!!

We finished most of the electric the last three days.Tin ceiling room is complete!!!!! That room originally had only one outlet now it has three!!!! Also the light fixture was not properly mounted and now is secure!!!!! When we bought the house this room had a hole in the ceiling and was the room that I thought needed the most work but now it is my favorite!!!!! We installed the tin ceiling about 3 years ago and I LOVE my ceiling!!! The dining room which is the next room over has a new light switch,and 5 new outlets !!!!! This room originally had two outlets but only one was functioning!!!! The hole in the ceiling is still there !!!! We ran out of time to put in a light fixture,also we have to buy a new ceiling fan. I decided to put my vintage chandelier in the living room instead of the dining room.We rewired half of the kitchen and pulled wire through the living room but didn't finish.Trent has to go back to work today so we will pick up where we left off next week end.Today I will be cleaning up the plaster dust, wire ,tools and trying to get back to a functioning household!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Electric part two

We are finishing the electric in our house.We replaced the second floor and the basement electric last year and part of this year.We decided to start the middle floor today.It is a very overwhelming and messy job!!!!! All three light fixtures are gone and wire is sticking out. I have a beautiful chandelier waiting to go up in the dining room or living room ( can't decide which room to put it in) Tomorrow we will pull electric wire from ceilings to walls.It will be exciting (especially when all is complete)!!! It has been a family project!!!! Here are a few photos taken from hubby's iphone.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


We are in the middle of rearranging rooms in the house.My younger boys switched their room from upstairs to the tin ceiling room.We will take over their room as our exercise room. My husband and I switched sides in our bedroom ,so you can imagine all the mess!!!! It feels like chaos and on top of all this my camera isn't working.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Special project!!!

I am working on making a fabric skirt for under the copper sink.The inspiration is the french grain sack .I looked on ebay and everything was over priced so I am making a rustic curtain out of burlap and actual rice burlap bags!! And guess what I am making for dinner!!!! Rice of course!!!! I had to buy two ten pound bags so we will be eating a lot of rice!!!!!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sink cabinet

We finally found a cabinet for our copper sink .It is from Lowes.It is a standard sink cabinet and we have taken off the front doors to fit our sink. I will put some fabric instead of having doors..Very French farmhouse style!!!! We are still looking for a faucet.I wasn't excited about anything i saw so I will be looking on line.I am hoping to find a good deal , any suggestions???? I can't wait until this project is done!!! I never thought our kitchen would have more cabinets,a dishwasher and another fabulous sink!!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

copper sink!!!

We picked up the sink!!! I love it!!! I didn't take photos yet but this is the one that was on Craig's list.It is a farm style apron sink so the front will be exposed.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

New treasure!!!!

We found a new farm-style copper sink on Craig's list !!!!! These things are usually VERY expensive but we are getting it at a great price!!!!! We will be driving two hours away to pick it up.I am very excited!!!! It will go with the new dishwasher cabinets.We will have to change out one side and buy a longer cabinet but I am sure I will find a spot for the one we just installed.Don't know when we will install but it will be sooner than later!!! This will become our prep sink for washing our fruit & veggies.We are trying to eat healthier making juices and smoothies!!!!! Will post a photo after we pick it up!!!!!